About

My English Matters is managed by The Shurfa Group Sdn. Bhd. and was founded by three sisters, Amnah, Azimah and Aisya from Malaysia. We provide resources and lessons to help Malaysians learn to speak, write and communicate in English with confidence through our online classes and live workshops!

That’s us! From left: Aisya, Azimah and Amnah. We’re sisters!

After spending eight years in the multi-ethnic district of Manchester, U.K., we became well-acquainted with the importance of mastering a second language.

We set up My English Matters as a digital platform to teach Malaysian adults to communicate confidently in English. Since 2016, we have organised workshops, taught hundreds of students (live and online), and have attracted more than 30,000 email subscribers to read our weekly newsletters to get English tips and lessons from us.

My English Matters specialises in teaching English as a second language, communication and presentation skills for adults at the workplace. We provide fun and practical resources and lessons to help Malaysians learn to speak, write and communicate in English with confidence!

My English Matters has appeared on Harian Metro, Berita Al-Hijrah and Manis FM.

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After spending more than six years in marketing for a telecommunications company, Amnah decided to leave the corporate world behind and pursue a freelancing career. She now takes care of business and marketing for My English Matters and is a regular writer of the blog.

She specialises in teaching English communication for adults at the workplace–writing effective emails, speaking in professional situations and building confidence at work and in life. In her free time, she enjoys reading and listening to podcasts on entrepreneurship, personal development and other inspiring content. 


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Azimah Shurfa has more than 15 years of teaching experience including in public universities, where she taught English, public speaking, linguistics, drama and TESL. She has a master’s degree in English as a Second Language and a bachelor’s degree in Human Sciences, majoring in English.

She is also a certified trainer in adult learning and has conducted online and physical classes and workshops for professionals. Currently she is the host of Learn English Bersama Madam Azimah on Manis FM, a weekly radio show where she teaches English for communication for adults. In her spare time, she loves to read books and enrol in courses related to personal growth, communication, teaching practices and productivity.


Aisya Shurfa spent over half a decade in university poring over English literature and falling in love with some of the greatest writers and poets before she decided it was time for her to leave the academic world behind to create art of her own.

With a degree in English Literature, she has spent ten years as a freelancer doing editing and translating work and voice-overs for commercials. At My English Matters, Aisya puts her talents and skills to use through designing and creating lesson videos, social media posts, and editing and proofreading blog posts and emails. When she’s not busy working, Aisya, who believes in the healing powers of art, can usually be found painting, drawing, writing and performing music, and going wherever her passion for the full creative life takes her.